A gay rights organization has intervened after an Ivy League school banned its LGBT club from meeting on campus.

Yeshiva University has banned every single student group at its New York City college after an appeal by the school was denied against a ruling ordering it to recognize the pro-LGBTQ’s YU Pride Alliance.

After the University of California, Berkeley announced its plan to ban single-gender fraternities and sororities, the school’s Jewish Queers group has decided to support all student organizations on campus so they don’t suffer the same fate.

They’ve raised at least $10,0000 for their crowdfunding campaign, with each club able to request up to $5,000 in funding.

The organization is dedicated to supporting Jewish LGBTQ+ young people from North America and Israel. They’ve been working closely with the YU Pride Alliance for several years now.

From the outset, YU has continuously denied membership applications from students who self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). As a result, we’ve sued them.

The Court ruled that the school violated the city’s Human Rights Law by not recognizing the club.

A federal judge ruled that the school must allow an LGBT advocacy group to use campus resources for its event, after the school claimed it was not obligated to accommodate students who want to hold events that violate its religious beliefs.

Recognizing an organization doesn’t mean endorsing its views.

But yeshiva university did not accept the judgement, and instead filed for an appeal to the United States Supreme court. When the supreme court denied the petition, they were shocked and surprised by this decision.

But the university realised an alternative solution; recognising that if it didn’t block any student groups, then none of them would be recognised.

Since then, some current University of Toronto student has claimed that $150-$300 of his/her tuition fee per semester should be refunded.

Every faith-oriented university in the U.S. has the right to establish its own student organizations, regardless of whether they’re affiliated with any religion. Yeshiva University just wants the same right of freedom of association.